The macabre works of Edgar Allan Poe get revisionist twists - as does legendary novelist Poe himself, as played by John Cusack - in director James McTeigue's ("V for Vendetta") crafty thriller.
A killer is using Poe's stories as his modus operandi, prompting the writer to work with a detective (Luke Evans) to stop the crimes ... an effort that becomes especially desperate when Poe's true love (Alice Eve, "She's Out of My League") falls into the villain's clutches. Brendan Gleeson also appears. DVD extras: theatrical trailer; audio commentary by McTeigue and producers Marc D. Evans, Trevor Macy and Aaron Ryder. *** (R: AS, GV) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005S9EJ8W/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'The Raven' on DVD</b></a>.
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